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Christ United Methodist Church

301 E Drake Road

Fort Collins, Colorado

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August 3, 2020

Dear Members, Friends, and Neighbors,


The Gathering, an informal worship service, will meet in the church Peace Garden on the south side of our building at 11 a.m. Sunday mornings.  See article following this letter with all the details about The Gathering. We will also continue to have our Sunday morning worship only via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. If you plan to attend The Gathering, please RSVP  here.

Worship with us this Sunday via Zoom at 9:30 a.m.

Click here for the Sunday bulletin order of worship.  Click here for this week's announcements and click here for our prayer list.  

Social Time Sunday morning:  After worship, please disconnect from Zoom. At 10:30, click here for the Social Time Zoom link to join in a “Breakout Room.”  These will be small groups of 6 or 7 and you will be able to talk to and see each other through Zoom. If you have been comfortable in your casual wear for worship, keep in mind that during Social Time, the others will be able to see you. In the spirit of coffee fellowship, bring your coffee, tea, juice, and snack to Social Time. You will automatically be placed into a group after you join. We have these set to end promptly at 11:00 a.m. so you will need to be wrapping up conversations by 11:00

Recordings are available all week on our website.   Listen/Watch Weekday Devotionals and previous Sunday Worship from Pastor Aaron.  

11 am Sunday School, Bible Studies and Committee Meetings: All being held via Zoom. Contact the office if you need more information on joining a Bible Study or attending Sue's Sunday School class.


Groups/meetings/classes are starting to resume in person here at the church. If you want to meet outside or inside, you must fill out a room request form, sign our COVID-19 Building User Agreement and Building Use Agreement forms, and read our revised Building Use Policy.  The links to those documents  are on our contact us page.  There are new occupancy limits for each of our classrooms so you will need to work with Debbie in the office to determine what space will work for you.  If you are hoping to have internet access for your meeting, you will need to bring your device to the church and see if you get service in the room your meeting will be held.  If your group is already meeting, inside or outside, please contact Debbie in the office to be sure all documents are complete.

Don't forget - - anytime you come to church - - we have a table set up with a form to fill out to comply with county contact regulations. Don't worry, it's short and simple. 

NOTE: We continue to meet at 9:30 a.m. weekly only via Zoom into August. Each week, we do get closer to our goal of resuming in person indoor worship  for those who are ready. What if you are saying you're not ready to do that? Everyone's circumstances are different, so whatever you decide about whether or not to meet in person, know that your decision is okay. For those who aren't able or ready to meet in person, we have been acquiring equipment to live stream our services, which is a little different than the Zooming we have been doing. We don't have a date set yet but we will keep you informed.

Some things to expect when you come back to church on Sundays and during the week:

  • We will ask that you take coats and sweaters with you into the sanctuary. 
  • Name tags have been temporarily removed from the racks.
  • Bibles, hymnals, envelopes, and literature have been removed from the pews.
  • Pew cushions have also been removed.
  • We have a table set up with a form to fill out to comply with county contact regulations. Don't worry, it's short and simple. 
  • 6 foot distancing stickers have now been placed on the floor so you won't have to guess how far 6 feet is. Thank you Laurel and Frank Kubin and Gary Turner!
  • A temperature scanner will be used on Sunday mornings. It is a no-touch model that you will just have to walk by and it will scan for temperatures of greater than 100.4. 
  • Sunday mornings, ushers and greeters will be ready and willing to guide you and answer your questions.
  • Blue Tape on pews indicating where to sit. It might not be your “usual” spot, but we will all be so happy to get back together, that will be okay for a while. Right?

If you are in a position to be able to support our church financially, we have a message from our finance committee .  To donate directly on our website, go to our Giving page. We thank you for all of your support given in so many ways. Not only your financial donations as you are able but also your words of encouragement and love.

We pray that you are safe and well at this moment. 

God Bless!

Pastor Aaron Gray and Staff

The Gathering

The Gathering will begin Sunday, August 9, at 11 a.m. It will be an informal worship service in the church Peace Garden (south end of the building). The garden will be marked for social distancing, but it will still be a way to connect with each other in a more personal way.


Who Should Attend?

  • People who are well.
  • People who cannot attend online.
  • People who feel it is right for them and their family.

Things to know:

  • Let us know you are coming - register here.
  • Bring your own chair.
  • Masks are required. Please bring your own. If you forget, we have one for you.
  • Pastor will use a microphone.
  • Music will be pre-recorded.
  • Bring your own Bible. Hymns & psalters will be spoken.
  • Offerings will be placed in baskets prior to the service.
  • Communion (first Sunday of the month) will be pre-packaged.
  • Be aware of social distancing. Smiles and waves encouraged.
  • Bring your own coffee or beverage if desired.
  • The main doors of church will be open for restroom use if needed.
  • No childcare or Sunday School will be offered. Children will sit with their parents.
  • The 9:30 worship is only being offered via Zoom.
  • Zoom Social time will still be 10:30 - 11 a.m. and Sunday School at 11 a.m.
  • The Gathering will last about 30 minutes and will not be recorded or streamed.

Who Should Not Attend?

  • Anyone with a fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Anyone in contact with someone who has Covid-19.
  • Anyone who does not feel comfortable attending at this time.

Please contact Pastor Aaron if you would like more information. Spread the word if you think of persons who might be interested. 

welcome to Christ  United Methodist Church

You've discovered a warm and open church in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado. We are a welcoming Christian community where Jesus Christ equips and empowers ordinary people to serve in extraordinary ways.

Please join us Sunday morning as we gather for worship, study, and fellowship.

  • Christian Education for Adults - 8:15 am
  • Christian Education for Children for ages 3 through 13 - 9:30 am
  • Traditional worship - 9:30 am
  • Celebrate the Lord's Supper - the first Sunday of every month
  • Child Care available
  • Coffee and Fellowship - 10:30 am.

Check out our calendar for church and community meetings and events. To find out more about us, explore the pages of this website and visit us at 301 E. Drake Road in Fort Collins anytime. You can also find us on Facebook. We welcome your comments and likes! 

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